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Item 34136

Title: John French letter to brother, Washington, D.C., 1861

Contributed by: Fifth Maine Regiment Museum

Date: 1861-07-06

Location: Washington; Albion

Media: Ink on paper

Item 15556

Title: Cartoon about 1926 politics

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1926

Media: Ink on paper

Item 70819

Title: Letter urging Shepley run for Congress, Portland, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862-05-15

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Edmund S. Muskie, Democratic nominee for U.S. vice president, 1968

Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.

Exhibit

'Yes, I'll Try a Pair' cartoon, 1964

Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

Exhibit

Hannibal Hamlin, 1860

Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.